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Cajetan, Cardinal
Arms: Per bend Or and Gules, a lion rampant, counter changed.

Note: Cardinal Tomaso Gaetani de Vio is how Cardinal Cajetan is registered in Michael Francis McCarty’s book, “Heraldica Collegii Cardinalium I”, page 571 and his arms illustrated with the blazon on page 233.

Cardinal Cajetan (Tomaso Gaetani de Vio) (1469-1534), was an Italian philosopher, theologian, cardinal (from 1517 until his death) and the Master of the Order of Preachers (OP) ( General of the Dominicans) 1508 to 1518.

He was a leading theologian of his day who is now best known as the spokesman for Catholic opposition to the teachings of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation while he was the Pope's Legate in Augsburg, and among Catholics for his extensive commentary on the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.

Later under Pope Clement VII in 1527 or so he was one of nineteen cardinals who supported the Pope in denying King Henry VIII of England the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Cardinal Cajetan died on 9 Aug 1534.

The arms illustrated are an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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